How to Make Your Own Ultimate Energy Bar

From the Show: Talk Healthy Today
Summary: As hard as you try to eat whole, well-rounded meals, sometimes you only have time for a snack like an energy bar.
Air Date: 4/7/17
Duration: 20:58
Guest Bio: Camilla V. Saulsbury, Food Writer
Camilla-Saulsbury1Camilla V. Saulsbury is a freelance food writer, recipe developer and cooking instructor. Her culinary focus is translating food and flavor trends into fresh, innovative, and delicious recipes for the home kitchen.

Camilla has been involved in the world of food for more than 16 years, including catering specialty desserts in the San Francisco Bay Area, writing cookbooks and freelance food articles, and developing recipes for national food companies. Further, she has won several of the country’s top cooking competitions, including the $100,000 National Chicken Cook-Off, the $50,000 Build a Better Burger Contest, and the Food Network’s $25,000 Ultimate Recipe Showdown (Cookies Episode).

Camilla’s interest in food is also academic. She holds a PhD in sociology from Indiana University with a specialization in food studies, and her doctoral dissertation was a multi-faceted study of the contemporary meanings of home cooking in American culture. Following completion of her PhD, Camilla made food writing, food research, and recipe development her primary occupations.

She has been featured on the Food Network, Today, Good Morning America Health, QVC, Katie, and in multiple publications including the New York Times, Dr Oz’s The Good Life, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Men’s Fitness, Southern Living, Clean Eating, Cooking Light, Food Network Magazine, and Pilates Style magazine.
  • Book Title: Power Hungry: The Ultimate Energy Bar Cookbook
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How to Make Your Own Ultimate Energy Bar
As hard as you try to eat whole, well-rounded meals, sometimes you only have time for a snack like an energy bar. 

Instead of investing in supermarket brands, why not make your own?

It may sound labor-intensive, but there are actually very simple recipes with incredibly basic ingredients. Plus, you know exactly what you're eating.

In Power Hungry: The Ultimate Energy Bar Cookbook, Camilla V. Saulsbury features do-it-yourself power bar recipes that maximize taste and nutrition, minimize cost, and eliminate junky additives.

Jam-packed with the best good-for-you ingredients and all-natural, high-quality proteins, the book's recipes cover protein bars, endurance training bars and gels, granola bars, raw bars, and more. Whether you're training for a triathlon, packing a lunchbox, or just need an afternoon pick-me-up, you'll find recipes you'll love, and nutritional info to boot.

The recipes are also 100% soy-free and completely adaptable to gluten-free and vegan diets.

Fill Your Power Hungry Pantry:

  • Dried fruits and dates: great for sweetening/flavor
  • Natural sugars: honey, maple syrup
  • Whole grains: rolled oats, quinoa, amaranth, millet
  • Protein powders: great way to boost the protein; use whey-based, plant-based, egg-based, etc.
  • Beans, lentils and legumes
  • Chocolate chips
Listen in as Camilla joins host Lisa Davis to discuss the various recipes in the book, as well as how you can get started making your own healthy, nutritious bars with little effort.

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Power Hungry: The Ultimate Energy Bar Cookbook